Anomaly Warzone Earth ($0.99) by Chillingo Ltd is a tower defense game with a twist. Instead of defending your towers as waves of enemies attack, you are the wave, sent to take back the city from invading alien forces. Technically, it is a tower offense game. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you attack turrets and rescue survivors in this high quality graphics, action game.
The opening sequence is like a movie trailer. The quality of the graphics is amazing on the iPhone/iPod touch. Once the intro is complete, the first mission will explain the basics of the game. Additional training is added throughout, but is folded into the storyline and does not detract from the gameplay.
You are given a team of armored vehicles and a mission. Before the start of each mission, select the route that the team will take. At times, taking the harder route will prove more lucrative, so don’t always opt for the quickest escape. Once the route has been planned, the wave starts. It is your job to keep your team alive through repairs, smoke screens and stealth. Each level adds elements to complicate things and challenge your abilities. Earn cash for bigger teams and to upgrade weapons.
The game is fantastic and a refreshing twist on tower defense. There are plenty of missions to keep you going for hours and hours. Each level can be played in three different modes of difficulty. There is also a universal HD version that is optimized for the iPad for $3.99. This game is perfect if you don’t own an iPad and the price is very reasonable at only $1.99. Pick it up in the App Store today.